"What is your suggestion about how to distract from job hopping in your resume? I've had four law firm jobs in seven years, but I have a reasonable explanation for leaving each firm. However, I cannot explain myself unless I'm interviewed."
It's okay to list it. Moving four times in seven years is not the end of the world, especially for associates and so forth. And it depends on the move. But really the best way to do things, there's a couple different ways to distract from the moves. One of them is to just discuss the reasons for moving. Sometimes you can put one firm and then the next firm, "moved with a group of partners," you can do whatever you want.I would just recommend thinking about it. If you moved with a partner, if you moved because a partner left and so forth, you just need to explain it. Law firms are concerned about whether or not you're gonna stick around. And so you need to really convince them that you wanna stick around. If they can see a pattern of consistency in terms of your practice area, if they can see various things that make it look like you're gonna stick around, then you'll be much better off.